Please refer to: BACHELOR OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE (HONOURS)

The Bachelor of Agricultural Science is no longer available.

Duration

4 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2015

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Science

Location

Gatton

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Agricultural Science.

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2015

10/79

Don't have the OP or rank?

QTAC Code(s)

762019 - B Agricultural Science (Hons)
762019 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme applies to this program

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, and Chemistry or Mathematics B

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2015 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Science

Email: enquire@science.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 5460 1276 or 1800 642 093 (Freecall)

Web:

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Science

Location

Gatton

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Agricultural Science.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, and Chemistry or Mathematics B View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 001939G

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2015 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the UQ International Admissions Office.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web:

Enquire online

Why study the Bachelor of Agricultural Science?

Go beyond the traditional growing of crops and animal production to take on a diverse and challenging career in Agricultural science where you will use scientific, technological, management, economic, environmental and social principles to meet the world's need for food and fibres. UQ's Bachelor of Agricultural Science offers you a broad range of courses covering topics from economics, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, animal nutrition, land use and the environment, and agricultural development in Asia.

During this four year program you will gain an international experience through a 3 week placement with Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia where you will focus on the biophysical, economic and social aspects of small scale tropical production systems.

In the final two years you will undertake an independent research project where you will extend your specialization in either animal or plant science and build a successful career in the agricultural industries in research and development, production and management or service industries such as rural finance.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Agricultural Science.

Honours

Honours is awarded based on the weighted percentage of specific courses in the program.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2015
10/79

QTAC Code(s)
762019 - B Agricultural Science (Hons)

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, and Chemistry or Mathematics B

Additional application information

  • It is expected that students will have private access to a computer and the internet.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, and Chemistry or Mathematics B View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 001939G

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the UQ International Admissions Office.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2015 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2015 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science

Careers

As an agricutlural scientist, you will apply your knowledge of scientific, technological, management, economic, environemental and social principles to major challenges, such as climate change and food security, to ensure the sustainable production of food and fibre for global consumption.

As a graduate, you will work in local, national or international agribusinesses offering advice to graziers and growers on animal and plant nutrition and pest control, or you may specialise as a plant breeder, soil scientist or horticulturalist.

You maybe challenged to manage water resources more efficiently, control pests to economic levels while concurrently avoiding the development of genetic resistance, or treat soils to ensure future generations are not disadvantaged.

Agricultural Science offers exciting, challenging careers in a wide variety of fields, including:

  • agronomists and horticulturalists in companies and governments advising growers on cultivating crops to ensure maximum profitability and sustainability
  • scientists in government, industry and international institutions researching areas as diverse as genetic engineering to soil science
  • agricultural consultants and advisors for producers and companies, domestically and internationally
  • managers of agricultural enterprises, family and company-owned farms or agribusiness companies and rural industries
  • advisers in banks and other financial organisations to ensure rural industry investments are economically sound
  • animal scientists and dairy technologists
  • agricultural and resource economists
  • extension and inspection officers
  • land information systems officers
  • regulators of government policy such as keeping Australia free from pests and diseases
  • educators (after completing a Graduate Diploma of Education)

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology
  • Australian Society of Animal Production
  • Nutrition Society of Australia

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Agricultural Science

To complete the Bachelor of Agricultural Science, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

Students will complete #64 units in total, comprising:

  • #42 from part A
  • #18 for part B in a chosen major
  • #4 from part B or other program lists.
Students must complete at least #24 of Late Year courses. No more than #24 of level 1 courses can be included in the program.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Agricultural Science.

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Agricultural Science